LET IT RAIN


“I like it when it rains and I have my umbrella with me and hate it when I don’t XD”

 

The rainy days have come. It’s my favorite season. Many may object but I like the rain’s smell/feel. Yes! I’m the typical girl-at-the-window-lost-in-thought-type. I enjoy the solidarity.

It calms me when I hear the raindrops. It brings me back to my high school days, “when it rains, no classes”. Are you with me? 🙂 I’m excited to watch my favorite cartoons. Nostalgic. I carried that feeling with me until now. That’s why rain is comforting (not to mention, its so nice to have a good time sleep while it rains).

I like sunny and windy days and hate storms. I love rainy days the most. It reflects my introverted personality. Cool, calm, gentle but can be hard at times, refreshing. Rain feels like the feeling after you cried.

Elders at home always tell us when we were young that “Rain is a blessing”. It is indeed.

I also like putting my headset on and listen to acoustic music and instrumentals, let me share you some of my favorites. It’s spirit-lifting and calming 😉

I feel I’m in love when it rains so I actually prefer that my future husband propose to me under the rain because I find it romantic ❤ If he’s reading this, you got it right? 🙂

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“”You heavens above, rain down my righteousness; let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up, let righteousness flourish with it; I, the LORD, have created it.”

-Isaiah 45:8-

“Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.”

-Deuteronomy 32:2-

GOD’S BLESSINGS LET IT POUR!

 

 

 

Sincerely,

Elaine

IGNITE 2013


Every Nation Asia Campus Conference: Ignite 2013 is a gathering of student leaders from all over the Philippines and Asia.

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This years’ Ignite was participated by 9,600 students,pastors, and young professionals. It is conducted every other year. Me and my brother attended Ignite 2011 and we were excited for this. Let me share the Ignite 2013 experience. Seven characters from the Bible will be discussed. How we find them in the campus, like us they encounter hardships and victories. Yeng Constantino, Quest, and Judah Paolo opens Ignite 2013 with powerful declarations — at Cuneta Astrodome Pasay.

Yeng Constantino, Quest, and Judah Paolo opens Ignite 2013 with powerful declarations — at Cuneta Astrodome Pasay. (photo credits: Ignite PH)

Yeng Constantino, Quest, and Judah Paolo opens Ignite 2013 with powerful declarations — at Cuneta Astrodome Pasay. (photo credits: Ignite PH)

DAY 1: Life of Joshua (To listen to the podcast) Image Ignite 2013 quote Olajide Pariola                     One of the takeaways in the conference that I won’t forget is the “Naruto” analogy. Yes, you heard me right! Naruto is in Ignite, haha. So going back, Naruto is a famous manga character who is a young ninja and a powerful nine-tailed fox. He always use his Kage bunshin no jutsu technique which let’s him replicate himself in multiples but he doesn’t know that there is a greater power within him- the cap of nine tails. Just like Naruto, we all have a greater power within us, a greater love that is Jesus. Pastor Jide warned us not to commit the same mistake as Naruto who uses one technique but rather let us fan the flame within us and let it IGNITE our lives and share the flame to others.

Naruto analogy @Ignite 2013: There is a greater power within us

Naruto analogy @Ignite 2013: There is a greater power within us

Another point would be F.O.C.U.S.. We need to set our eyes on Jesus so we will see great wonders happening in our lives.

FOCUS (Concentrate and Consecrate)

FOCUS (Concentrate and Consecrate)

DAY 1 was awesome! I wanted also to thank the gentlemen who offered their seats too us. You guys are truly man of God! 😀 Thank you and God bless. Looking forward for Day 2 & 3! D3 Represent! CLSU Represent!

Me at the IGNITE 2013 photo booth

Me at the IGNITE 2013 photo booth

Me and Desiree (my college junior)

Me and Desiree (my college junior)

IGNITE 2013 Playlist: [youtube

My Kids’ Ministry Experience: What kids taught me


Its life changing.

I joined the ministry on December 2012 and have been with the toddlers’ (0-3 years’ old) team. I thought it was an easy task and told myself “I’ll just play with them”. I’m so wrong. It’s a difficult task. Yes, its hard but at the same time rewarding.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

-Matthew 19:14 (NIV)

As a teacher, I thought I can teach them but I found myself taught by them.

One Sunday I feel so down. There was a boy around 3 yrs old, I asked him if he wanted to play and said yes. While playing with him, I learned that he undergone an operation as he pointed on his head with stitches. I asked him if it hurts and he said yes but he still played anyway. He acted like a big brother to other kids and was so mature. He smiled and played happily. I thought “How strong a child can be?” With so small things, I crunch. God reminded me that He is stronger over our troubles and its amazing and at the same time comforting to know how great our Father really is.

There’s a cute story I heard from other teachers in the Kids church that happened during the Vacation Bible School (VBS). They were doing an activity and child 1 bump with child 2. Child 1 said “I’m sorry” and Child 2 replied, “It’s ok…I still love you!”. How adorable is that! If those were adults, there must be a ramble going on!

Sometimes when we were hurt, we put on a grudge. Adults forgive but seldom forget. How great if we could be like that. “It’s ok”- as we forget and”I still love you”- as we reassure them that we still care and love them no matter what.

As we strive to be Christ-like, we don’t have to look up but rather look down to the little ones who are living examples too. It’s such a humbling experience and a great opportunity to encounter God through the eyes of every child.

Their greatest charisma:

  1. They trust genuinely
  2. They forgive and forget
  3. They quickly say sorry
  4. They show appreciation

I hope everyone of us can learn from them. 🙂

And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

-Matthew 18:3 (NIV)

Kids' church teachers (me at the back, middle)

Kids’ church teachers (me at the back, middle)

Production Ministry


Expressing Arts to Honor God

 

I have recently been enjoying my Production ministry experience at Victory Makati.

Even though I only have joined 2 projects so far: Vacation Bible School (VBS) for children and recently the Mothers’ Day project. It was a refreshing and fulfilling feeling to use my hands and ideas to honor God.

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It’s fun working with the humorous and bright prod members.”Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence!”-GLDV

Our finished product, mission accomplished! Hope it will cheer up the moms and their kids 😀 Thank you Lord!

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Wonder Mom in 3D

 

Meet the Production Team members:

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(From left–Niel, me (at pink), Rhen and Kuya SJ)

 

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“To love what you do and feel that it matters—how could anything be more fun?”-GLDV 😀

I pray we’ll have more of this opportunity to help and use God’s investment in us and spread more of those smiles 😉

To GOD be the glory!

Destined to be mine :)


At last I was able to get my 2013 journal!
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I was torn between the decision of buying a journal and completing the stamps on my Coffee Bean card. I have to complete all 12 stamps until Jan 6, 2013. As of Jan 4, I have 7 stamps so I’m halfway there. So If I have to complete it I will spend at least 600 pesos. So that’s what made me think, buying is a better choice. But when I tried to look on the bookstore, the one’s that I like ranges from 500-700 pesos. Oh! So expensive, I thought. So I gave up on both idea.

Jan 5, the day before the deadline, my mother and I went to Coffee Bean and bought 2 drinks without the intention of competing the stamps I did hand the stamp card though. I was shocked when the cashier handed the card to me. He gave me 4 stamps for 2 drinks! It multiplied! I don’t know if it’s a promo or something. I don’t even had the courage to ask because he might get it back! XD So on the day of the deadline, I bought the last drink and that’s how I get it. I just spent 430 pesos plus I get 3 drinks ~

By the way, that I week asked God to direct me on the right decision and He really did! (prayer is amazing) So to my journal: you’re destined to be mine!

MY 2013 THEME SONG


Set The World On Fire lyrics

by Britt Nicole

 

I wanna set the world on fire
Until it’s burning bright for you
It’s everything that I desire
Can I be the one you use?

I, I am small but
You, you are big enough
I, I am weak but
You, you are strong enough
To take my dreams
Come and give them wings.
Lord with you
There’s nothing I cannot do.
Nothing I cannot do.

I wanna feed the hungry children.
And reach across the Father’s land
And tell the broken there is healing
And mercy in the Father’s hands.

I, I am small but
You, you are big enough
I, I am weak but
You, you are strong enough
To take my dreams
Come and give them wings.
Lord with you
There’s nothing I cannot do

Take my dreams
Come and give them wings.
And Lord with you
There’s nothing I cannot do.

My hands, my feet
My everything
My life, my love
Lord use me.

I wanna set the world on fire
Wanna set the world on fire.

Take my dreams
Come and give them wings.
Lord with you
There’s nothing I cannot do
Oh no.
Take my dreams
Come and give them wings.
Cause Lord with you
There’s nothing I can’t do.
Nothing I can’t do.

I’m gonna set the world on fire.
Set the world on fire.

Set The World On Fire – Britt Nicole Mp3 Download | Music Addict.

 

This song was used as credits song in the 2011 movie “Soul Surfer

Looking forward for a blessed 2013!!!


Been watching this since November with ate ncar. The song choices were so nice. Thanks for compiling it. Cute >.<

K-Corner

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One of the reason why I love this show is cos they chose sweet, and romantic songs/ instrumentals for the BGM. I compiled almost all the song in the show, pardon if I missed some songs. If you happen knw more song on this show, please share it on the comment section, thank you in advance. Click on the title for the link (either download link or youtube link). So here you go ^^ :

Prologue : The Verve – Bitter Sweet symphony

Ost part 1 : Two Month – The Romantic
Ost part 2 : Jeongyub (Brown Eyed Souls) – I want to Kiss
Ost part 3 : Navi – I Think You’re My Love
Ost part 4 : ZE;A – Beautiful Lady

PS : Please give CREDIT PROPERLY when u take out my post, kindly linkback to my original post.

Ep. 1 : “First Meeting”

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